Saturday, September 13, 2014

Inside The Mouse Castle 09-12-2014 - 'Frozen' at Epcot, Marvel Movie Rumors and 'Walt Before Mickey'

A new "Frozen" Attraction at Epcot's Norway
A new Frozen attraction will replace Maelstrom inside the Norway pavilion at Epcot's World Showcase, but the real surprise Inside The Mouse Castle this weekend is that Anthony has never set foot inside the Disneyland Hotel and has--gasp--never been to Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar. While we plan on rectifying the situation, Anthony and I also tackle the following topics:

  • Rumors abound on the various Disney movie lots. Is Orlando Bloom returning as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean 5? Is Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) going to get some serious screen time in The Avengers 3 (yes we're looking that far ahead)? What's the hidden meaning behind this clever little note from Star Wars: Episode VII's director J.J. Abrams?
JJ Abrams' Mysterious Apple Watch "Star Wars" Note
  • And we'll just let you savor this unplanned aerial shot from an English flight school taken earlier this week:

Overhead photo of "Star Wars: Episode VII" Millennium Falcon
  • Meanwhile, I'm catching up on all the season one Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episodes I missed while season two gets ready to rev up on ABC September 23. 
  • Okay, so we're not completely done with Marvel yet. Captain America 3 director Joe Russo says there are some big doings in store when Cap hits theaters again in 2016. And as Marvel characters prepare to make their debut in Disney Infinity 2.0, there are a couple of more names that will be added to the mix come 2015: Yondu from Guardians of the Galaxy and Falcon from Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Yondu and Falcon in Disney Infinity 2.0
  • Back at the Disneyland Resort, Trader Sam's is hosting a "Mahaloween Party" on September 29--a bit early for Halloween, but okay. Reservations have been filling up quickly, but if you call right now and plunk down $125, you may still be able to snag some space. Call Disney Dining at (714) 781-DINE.
  • Haunted Mansion Holiday returned to Disneyland on Friday with Jack Skellington and his gang taking residence through the Halloween and Christmas seasons. By the way, the winter holidays officially start at Disneyland on November 13 and run until January 8.
  • Walt Before Mickey is the second independently produced Walt biopic to come out this year. We're keeping our fingers crossed that it's better than the lame As Dreamers Do. At least Walt Before Mickey has Napoleon Dynamite in it, so there's that.

  • For those of you who missed Planes: Fire & Rescue (and there were many of you), the Disneytoon flick will be out on home video on November 4.
  • We're very excited about All Aboard: A Celebration of Walt's Trains coming to the Walt Disney Family Museum on November 13. You really should go.

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